Sandra Blow collage by with additional hand-painting with the elements stapled together. The sheet does have some pin-holes and handling creases. The auction catalogue states that this was one of the last pieces that she was working on.
Image Size 16.5 x 22 inches (420 x 570mm)
Frame size 21.5 x 27 inches ( 640 x 580mm)
Framed as purchased from the estate.
Provenance: Sandra Blow Studio Sale, Lot 16,Thomas Barnes Auctions, St.Ives, 24th June 2018.
These Sandra Blow works were all acquired at the Studio sale. They are mostly late period collages; the family advised us these were among the very last works she produced. The comparison with Matisse is apposite, she was arranging pre-coloured paper or card into collages in the same manner as the “papiers découpés” to which Matisse devoted his last years.